March rain deficit was significant

April showers bring May flowers, but what nature failed to deliver in March is troublesome for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. The rain chart for the government agency shows the rain deficit in March was significant. Lake Hartwell received just under three inches of rain in a month when it normally gets six. And while that wasn’t the lowest […]

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Former West Union man excels in education

A former West Union resident and Walhalla High graduate has climbed the ladder of education in nearby North Carolina. Dr. Alexander Macaulay, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system in recognition of his ability to convince students that history is more than just memorization […]

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Wolf at the door is real, Rep. Sandifer says

If the warnings received by South Carolina about the ramifications for a clean power plan required by the federal government come to be, one Oconee state lawmaker fears a crippling of the economy, along with the likelihood of electric power rate increases. For years, consumers have been warned about a 600-page EPA document containing a lot of fine print that […]

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Countywide drug sweep

The ninth version of “Operation Infinity” continues across Oconee County. By yesterday afternoon, law enforcement had corralled 18 of the 41 people for whom arrest warrants allege violations of the drug laws. The police did not have far to arrest some of the 18. Some already were in jail facing other charges. The Sheriff’s Office and all five municipal police […]

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So far, 15 arrested!

By 1 this afternoon, 15 of 41 people targeted in Oconee’s ninth “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Officers across the county and inside the five towns are serving warrants charging a variety of drug offenses. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “We are working to make Oconee County a safe place for our citizens to live, work and play.”

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Unified effort against drug dealers

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the county’s five police departments are working together today to try to sweep the streets clear of drug offenders. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it a unified law enforcement effort. Crenshaw said, “We are most effective when we work together and share our resources toward our continued efforts to get the drug dealers off our streets and […]

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ITECH South expands in Oconee

The official announcement that an Oconee manufacturer is expanding arrived today from the offices of the Governor and the Department of Commerce. The announcement follows an Oconee County Council meeting last night when the county tied ribbons to a financial package for the company and its promise over the next five years to make a $6 million investment and create […]

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Senator calls video “horrific” and “troubling”

U-S Senator Tim Scott, a Charleston native and resident, calls the video that has surfaced in the shooting death of a black motorist in nearby N. Charleston as “horrific” and “deeply troubling.” A white policeman has been charged with murder. In a statement, Scott said, “It is clear the killing of Walter Scott was unnecessary and avoidable, and my prayers […]

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Vandals leave incriminating evidence

Vandals marked up Walhalla’s main playground with sidewalk chalk, but they left enough incriminating evidence behind that the police were able to make arrests within two days. Capt. Paul Harris says what happened Sunday afternoon at Sertoma Field has cost the city $500 dollars, including the bill for a pressure wash of the picnic shelter and concession stand at the […]

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